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Robert Burns

Robert Burns, also known familiarly as Rabbie Burns, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is in a "light Scots dialect" of English, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its... Read More

Born25 January 1759
Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died21 July 1796 (aged 37)
Dumfries, Scotland
OccupationPoet, lyricist, farmer, excise-man
LanguageScots language


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